“We’re here at an undisclosed dock in Washington state, where the majestic ocean vessel Atargatis is getting ready to set sail on what promises to be a historic journey of discovery and danger. Because this isn’t just any voyage, and we’re not sailing with just any crew. Some of the world’s best minds have assembled – scientists, scholars, researchers from all over the globe – to answer, once and for all, the question that has plagued mankind since we first took to the seas. Are mermaids the hallucinations of lonely sailors? Or are they real?”
What if mermaids were real, but not even close to being cute? Beautiful, yes. Cute – forget it.
Cruise ship Atargatis is filled with scientists, media people and of course sailors. They are on an expedition to the Mariana Trench on a search for reported mermaids. Can mermaids be real? Do they exist?
Find out in this beautiful horror novella.
Mira Grant is a pseudonym of Seanan McGuire, which she uses when writing SF and Horror.
This novella is the first book in “Mermaids in the Drowning Deep” series, and you should read it before you read the second – “Into the Drowning Deep”.